ego-dystonia

ego-dystonia

[¦ē‚go dis′tōn·ē·ə]
(psychology)
A state of mind in which a person's behavior, thoughts, and attitudes are viewed as repugnant or inconsistent with the person's conception of his or her total personality.
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Aa Ego-dystonia is the compulsion to perform behavior in conflict with one's ego, or one's ideal self-image.